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This movie is very good and very heartfelt. It talks about a woman that is a peasant in a city and becomes a princess, and the prince has to decide who he wants to be his wife. There is an attempt to kidnap the woman because they want the prince to start a war. I don't really understand why they wanted to start a war, to me it made no sense to start a war.

My favorite part of the story was when Buttercup finds out that the dread pirate, Roberts, is her long lost love, Westley, because it is very sweet that after all those years she finally finds him and they are reunited. And, she wouldn't have recognized him if he hadn't said what he always used to say at the farm, which is, "As you wish."

My least favorite part is when the guards find the princess and bring her back to the kingdom, and then they take Westley and they torture him. I don't like this because I really want them to be together and live their lives together, but I know, as they say, "They will live happily ever after." I would recommend this DVD to a lot of people that love action, heroism, love and sorrow. You should watch this movie. Valdi-Agaelle Belizaire, age 11, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic.

"The Princess Bride" is an amazing fairy tale, directed by Rob Reiner and written by William Goldman. It is about a beautiful girl who is to be married to a nasty prince, but who is in love with another, much kinder guy. The movie is staged as a book being read by a grandfather, played by Peter Falk, to his ill grandson, Fred Savage. The exciting story includes giants, pirates, torture, true love, and the most amazing sword fighting scene I have ever seen!! Robin Wright plays the beautiful Princess Buttercup, who almost kills herself at the end because she thought she'd have to marry the evil prince instead of her true love - sort of like Juliet.

The Princess Bride is a truly a hilarious, heart-warming love story packed with LOTS of adventure! Molly Jackson, age 11, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic.

Made in 1987 and yet, it's still being quoted today. A tale of "true love and high adventure." To put it simply, a modern classic that will entrance and thrill generations to come. Not to say that this movie is just for boys - it's one of the funniest, most original and romantic (but not soppy) movies I've seen in a long time.

Narrated by a grandfather reading "The Princess Bride" to his sick grandson, audiences will be electrified by this daring story filled to the brim with swordfights, wild beasts, and passionate kisses. Buttercup, a stunningly beautiful girl is devastated by the loss of her true love, Westley. When Prince Humperdinck chooses her to be his wife, the queen, a series of adventures are set off into an uncontrollable whirlwind. She meets Vizzinni, a greedy mercenary philosopher; Fezzik, the gentle rhyming giant; Inigo, the Spaniard whose sword is his best friend; and the mysterious man in black.

Based on the novel by William Goldman, The Princess Bride stays true to the book and the hilarious, swashbuckling, yet meaningful fable at the core. The beauty of this film lies not in its cheesy special effects, but in the flawless storytelling and crisp, unique dialogue ("Inconceivable!") I believe that if The Princess Bride had been made today, I would be sorely disappointed. Too many visuals would distract audiences from the main story.

Even in 1987, director Rob Reiner could bring the plot to life. All the characters are as if I imagined them, fully embodying the strengths and flaws of each one. The cast was right-on perfect, most notably Cary Elwes as the good-looking Westley with his dry sense of humor and Mandy Patinkin as the revengeful swordsman. They have a few of the best lines in the movie and pull them off flawlessly - sarcastic and funny.

Call me a movie nerd, but there is more than just an epic, rip-roaring, rumbustious escapade with eel-infested waters and cliffs of insanity. This will fly over kids' heads, but the barely hinted undertone of Rob Reiner's cynicism of happily ever after fairy tales and the satire found in all of his movies will add even more to the overall epic-ness of The Princess Bride. After all, it isn't your usual Disney princess "once-upon-a-time" and "the-end" clich´┐Ż. With its timeless humor and spirit of adventure, families will fall in love with this wacky, charming saga. This makes the perfect movie to relax on Friday night in your Snuggies with some hot cocoa and popcorn, whether you're nine or ninety-nine.

Hot cocoa and popcorn? Some might say it's a strange combination, but that's exactly what "The Princess Bride" is. Romance, comedy, and adventure have never embraced each other until "The Princess Bride" came along. Ages 5+. Cassandra Hsiao, age 13, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic.

A jewel. The beautiful Buttercup and her "one true love," Wesley part and lose touch for many years. When an evil prince arranges to marry Buttercup, Wesley returns to battle warriors, giants and wizards to rescue his true love. Humorous, slightly fractured fairy tale with a princess who stands up for herself. Charming sets and period costumes, well-acted and seamlessly edited. Employs extensive vocabulary and a variety of literary devices.
A classic fairy tale, with swordplay, giants, an evil prince, a beautiful princess, and yes, some kissing (as read by a kindly grandfather). From celebrated director Rob Reiner (When Harry Met Sally) and Oscar-winning screenwriter William Goldman (Chaplin) comes "an enchanting fantasy" (Time) filled with adventure, romance and plenty of "good-hearted fun" (Roger Ebert)! Featuring a spectacular cast that includes Robin Wright Penn (Forrest Gump), Cary Elwes (Liar, Liar), Mandy Patinkin (Dick Tracy) and Billy Crystal (City Slickers), this wonderful fairy tale about a Princess named Buttercup and her beloved is "a real dream of a movie!" (People)
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